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Cook I - The Little Nell - Summer

The Little Nell

The Little Nell

Aspen, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Company Description

Owned and operated by Aspen Hospitality, The Little Nell is Aspen's only Five-Star, Five-Diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel and offers luxury services and unparalleled access to America's most famous mountain town. A Relais & Châteaux resort, the Nell is frequently recognized for its award-winning wine and culinary programs and dedicated service. The property boasts a variety of amenities, including two restaurants, three bars, a wine cellar and a speakeasy. The Little Nell is also home to the new The Nell Spa. During ski season, Nell guests have access to a slopeside ski concierge and numerous winter adventures. In summer months, guests enjoy lush gardens along with off-road adventures, stargazing, fly fishing and mountaintop yoga; plus, a pool, hot tub, and a newly renovated spa and health club. The Little Nell has been acknowledged with numerous awards including being named a Forbes Five-Star hotel since 1995, a AAA Five-Diamond hotel since 1991, a Wine Spectator Grand Award winner since 1997, recognition as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants from Wine Enthusiast and frequently nominated for its Outstanding Wine Program by the James Beard Foundation. The Nell will debut its first hotel outside of Aspen at Rockefeller Center in New York City in 2026. For more information, visit www.thelittlenell.com or follow @thelittlenell on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Job Description

A Cook I is primarily responsible for station assigned; maintains mise en place and prepares hot and cold foods for the restaurant according to Chefs specifications and for catered events as required.

Job Posting Deadline
Applications for this position will be accepted until May 31, 2024 for the Summer 2024 Season.

Essential Job Functions
Set up station and mise en place to Chefs specifications
• Fills out daily production, butcher, and pastalero lists in absence of supervisor
• Fills out AM/PM checkout lists in absence of supervisor
• Coordinates with chefs and production chef for proper closure of production kitchen.
• Cooks food to order. Can cook burgers and meats to proper temperature with the utilization of cake testers/thermometers
• Set up, maintain, work and breakdown station and maintains area cleanliness throughout shift, cleans work area at shift end
• Properly stores all mis en place at shift end. Can properly cook, cool, and label product
• Submits production needs for following day by shift end
• Communicates with chefs and production chef regarding daily production needs
• Can maintain a proper rotation of mis en place for a station
• Properly cook all proteins
• Simple sauce and dressing knowledge. Proficient in making purees properly
• Be proficient in Meat roast, fish, Hot App, PM-GM, entremets, & lounge stations
• Follows exact recipes using scales when needed
Make Manager aware of guests’ comments and complaints
• Report to work in a neatly groomed and acceptable manner as outlined in the employee handbook
• Helps maintain a clean locker room area
• Report to shift on time. Always clocks in and out from shifts/breaks
• Comply with all policies and procedures for the Food and Beverage Department, The Little Nell, and Aspen One as directed in employee manual
• Is familiar with hotel fire and safety procedures. Assist in emergency and security procedures as directed by management
• Complete tasks and projects delegated by your manager and assist other departments as business volumes and staff levels demand
• Practice of safe and sanitary work conditions and proper food storage


• High School diploma or equivalent
• Two years of food preparation experience
• Culinary degree or equivalent

Additional Information

Supervision Given and Received
Given: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Received: Works under direct supervision of the Chef de Cuisine. Tasks are assigned according to specific procedures, and work is checked frequently. Instruction, advice and assistance are readily available.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
• Ability to reach, crouch, kneel, smell, taste, stand, walk or be on your feet for extended periods of time
• Regularly work in wet, hot and humid conditions for extended periods of time and may be required to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces
• Must be able to frequently lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. individually or with assistance

Job Benefits
This position is classified as a seasonal full-time position eligible for the following benefits:
Enrollment dates differ across the various programs.
• Paid Time Off Programs
• Paid Leave Programs
• Employee Pass
• Other company perks

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. By accepting a position with Aspen Skiing Company, you acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. To request accommodation during the application and interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 970-300-7700.

This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Aspen Skiing Company / ASPENX / The Little Nell / Limelight Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.

For an overview of Aspen Skiing Company's benefits and other compensation visit www.aspensnowmass.com/employment/benefits-and-perks

As of March 11th 2022, Aspen Skiing Company, ASPENX, The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotels will no longer require all active employees to be fully vaccinated in the workplace. Read more about our policies as it relates to employee safety here